Okonjima Plains Camp

Okonjima Nature Reserve

Days 1 - 2: Okonjima Nature Reserve

Okonjima Plains Camp Location Map

Situated halfway between Windhoek and the Etosha National Park, Okonjima is the home of the AfriCat Foundation.

Since being founded in 1991, AfriCat’s mission has been to make significant contributions to conservation, while trying to ensure the survival of Namibia’s predators in their natural habitat. It undertakes research, community support and environmental education projects, as well as conservation work to rehabilitate carnivores such as cheetah and hyena.

A highlight for anyone visiting Okonjima is to learn about their big-cat passion. Leopards roam freely and hunt within the 20,00 hectare reserve, and an opportunity to see them on game drives led by experienced guides is why guests travel continents to stay here. You may also spot other rare and endangered species such as rhino and pangolin. Guests can also get involved in collecting and collating data, and assisting with actual research being conducted by AfriCat.

Some of AfriCat’s captive carnivores are too old or too habituated to be reintroduced to the wild, so another activity is to embark on an informative afternoon walking trail, and ending the day with a sundowner in an area which has a high density of rarely-seen brown hyena.

Okonjima Plains Camp offers a choice of en-suite accommodation depending on your budget - choose from Garden Rooms, Standard Rooms or the spacious View Rooms.  The Standard and View Rooms also offer views across the Okonjima grassy plains, and also each have a verandah.

Guests can enjoy relaxing around the swimming pool, or sitting around the open fire in the evening before dinner is served in the pleasant dining area.  At the nocturnal hide, guests can view after-dinner nightlife, such as porcupine, honey badgers and caracal, amongst others.

Example Details For Okonjima Plains Camp

Nights: 2 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Garden Room
Includes: Breakfast and dinner are included. All shared activities are additional.

Children under 12 years of age are not allowed to participate in any tracking on foot activities.

 
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Okonjima Plains Camp Location.

Address

Okonjima Plains Camp,Off the B1, Okonjima Reserve

Check In / Check Out

Rooms may be occupied from midday on the day of arrival and must please be vacated by 11:00 on the day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests. In order to be in time for the afternoon activities, a general guide for arrival times is before 15:00.

Please can you provide the lodge with a rough estimated arrival time on the day of arrival - a telephone call prior to departure from your previous guest house would be much appreciated. The main approach road to Okonjima is gravel, and after heavy rainfall is not drivable by a 2WD vehicle, so the lodge has to arrange to meet you at the entrance and transfer you to the lodge. Your car is securely parked for you.

General Information For Guests

Children aged 7 years and older are welcome.

All rooms have a verandah, mini-fridge, tea/coffee making facilities, a ceiling fan, an en-suite bathroom with a W/C, shower and wash basin, a telephone and a room safe. Hairdryers are available at reception.

The main lodge area has 2 swimming pools, a dining and lounge area, and a curio shop. Undercover parking is available. Wi-Fi is available in the main area only.

Activities that are available at Okonjima for an additional cost include guided and self-guided nature hikes, game drives and visits to the AfriCat Foundation. Bird watching takes place during activities.

The camp is wheelchair accessible.

Visa and MasterCard credit cards are accepted.

A laundry service is available.

If there is an emergency, please call the camp on +264 (0) 81 127 6233.


Bush Walks / Walking Safaris

Children under 12 years of age are not allowed to participate in any tracking on foot activities.

Namutoni Rest Camp

Etosha National Park

Days 3 - 4: Etosha National Park

Namutoni Rest Camp Location Map

Namutoni is situated on the eastern side of the Etosha National Park, and derives its name and character from the old German fort around which it is built. The camp is close to Fishers Pan - a wonderland of water birds in the wet season including breeding flamingos.

The Fort, which overlooks the King Nehale floodlit waterhole, is the hub of activity with 2 restaurants, a relaxation lounge, a bar, crafts boutique, curio shop, jewellers and bookstore.

An elevated decked walkway along the waterhole provides views of the surrounding scenery, wildlife and spectacular sunsets.

There is also a swimming pool.

Morning and afternoon guided game drives, as well as night drives, can be arranged with the camp for those not wanting to drive themselves around the Park all the time.

There is a choice of accommodation at Namutoni.

Visitors can choose from en-suite double rooms which offer comfort and privacy, or the more spacious bush chalets, which are also en-suite. Sliding doors give access to a relaxation area in the front of the chalet while an outside shower is reachable via the bathroom.

Example Details For Namutoni Rest Camp

Nights: 2 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Bush Chalet
Includes: Breakfast is included. PLEASE NOTE: Park fees are NOT included. IN ADDITION: You will be required to pay a room deposit amount of N$500 (subject to change) on arrival, which is refundable on condition that the room is left in the same condition it was in when you arrived.
 
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Namutoni Rest Camp Location.

Address

Namutoni Rest Camp,Eastern side of the Park, Etosha National Park (Von Lindequist Gate)

Check In / Check Out

Rooms may normally be occupied from 14:00 on the day of arrival and must normally please be vacated by 11:00 on the day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests.

General Information For Guests

Children of any age are welcome.

Guided morning, afternoon and night drives are available to book from the camp - rates on request.

Okaukuejo Rest Camp

Etosha National Park

Days 5 - 7: Etosha National Park

Okaukuejo Rest Camp Location Map

Etosha National Park offers some of the world’s finest wildlife viewing. Tucked away in the north of Namibia and stretching across 22,000 square kilometres of unrivalled remote landscape, Etosha is home to 114 different species of mammal, including 4 of the famous Big 5 - lion, leopard, elephant and rhino (both black and white). It also boasts over 400 species of bird and 110 species of reptile. You’ll also find 3 rare antelope species amongst its hills and valleys - the lovely black-faced impala, the graceful roan antelope and the dinky Damara dik-dik, Southern Africa’s tiniest antelope, which stands only 40cm tall to the shoulder as a fully grown adult.

Okaukuejo Camp is situated within the Park, approximately 17 km from the southern Andersson Gate entrance.

The main attraction of the camp is that it overlooks a permanent waterhole which is floodlit at night. Here a wide diversity of wildlife congregate and interact - from lion to rhino to elephant and antelope. The spectacle starts at dawn, with animals coming in large numbers to quench their thirst. The activity continues throughout the day until late at night. In the early evenings, it is not uncommon to have black rhino, elephant and lion all drinking at the same time.

Accommodation is provided to suit every need - double storey 2 bedroom premier waterhole chalets with balconies overlooking the waterhole, standard waterhole chalets (situated close to the waterhole), bush chalets, double rooms and family chalets.

Other facilities include a restaurant, bar, shop, swimming pool, kiosk and camp sites.

Example Details For Okaukuejo Rest Camp

Nights: 3 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Bush Chalet
Includes: Breakfast is included. PLEASE NOTE: Park fees are NOT included. IN ADDITION: You will be required to pay a room deposit amount of N$500 (subject to change) on arrival, which is refundable on condition that the room is left in the same condition it was in when you arrived.
 
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Okaukuejo Rest Camp Location.

Address

Okaukuejo Rest Camp,Andersson Gate, Etosha National Park (Andersson Gate)

Check In / Check Out

Rooms may normally be occupied from 14:00 on the day of arrival and must normally please be vacated by 11:00 on the day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests.

General Information For Guests

Children of any age are welcome.

Okaukuejo is only 17 km from the Anderson Gate, and is the administrative centre of Etosha. The camp is famous for its floodlit waterhole. After sunset is the best time and place to see the endangered black rhino, which can often be seen drinking alongside lion and elephant. The number and interaction of the animals is the major drawcard of a stay here.

The Waterhole Chalets are perfectly situated overlooking the popular waterhole allowing guests to view game from their patio or balcony. These units are en-suite and are available as double rooms or premier chalets with 2 bedrooms.

The Bush Chalets offers ample living space with a lounge and braai area as well as an en-suite bathroom.

Comfortable Double Rooms offer a good nights rest with en-suite bathrooms, a fridge and tea facilities.

There is a petrol station and a shop. The restaurant and bar offer refreshments and meals, while the swimming pool offers relief on hot days.

There is secure parking.